Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was a German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. He is considered one of the greatest artists of all time and is best known for his woodcuts, engravings, and paintings. His work was highly influential in Northern Europe and helped to spread the Renaissance style throughout the region. He was also a skilled mathematician and wrote extensively on geometry, perspective, and proportions. His works are characterized by their precision and attention to detail, as well as their symbolic content. He is remembered for his masterful use of line and light to create powerful compositions that convey emotion and meaning.